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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 General Election.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Lightning fire destroys Dripping Springs home

A lightning strike Tuesday morning burned a Dripping Springs residence to the ground, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Ratliff says he’ll run for sheriff as Republican

Eight months after being ousted from office, former Sheriff Tommy Ratliff says he will run for the position again, this time as a Republican.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rout: Republicans sweep Hays County elections

A couple hours before the polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Hays County GOP Party Chair Bud Wymore was feeling optimistic. America looked poised to ride a wave of Republican sentiment all the way to a...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Sheriff debate (Tommy Ratliff vs. Gary Cutler)

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, tussled with Republican nominee Gary Cutler of Driftwood over the condition of the jail, department staffing and incarceration alternatives. In one of the most explosive exchanges of the League of Women Voters...

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Hays County political party chiefs say they expect gains in 2010

Both major Hays County political party chairs say they are fielding solid candidate slates in 2010 and point to an abundance of high-profile primary races as a sign of their strength in the famously purple county.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Sheriff welcomes Sunshine Kids

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff welcomed young cancer patients to the Hays County last week during a visit of the Sunshine Kids, a summer program for children with the disease.

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Authorities say Kyle teenagers sexually assaulted two girls

Two former Lehman High School students were arrested today and charged with sexually assaulting two girls who told investigators they blacked out at a party.